US Balks At Lockheed Bid For Quick Win In Software Suit

Law360, New York (December 21, 2010, 3:54 PM EST) -- A federal judge has allowed the U.S. to file an amicus brief in a False Claims Act suit brought by a former project engineer that accuses Lockheed Martin Corp. of secretly mixing low-security freeware into software it designed to run U.S. Air Force satellite and missile launches and lowballing its contract bid by at least $500 million.

The federal government declined to intervene in the qui tam suit in 2007, but objected to several FCA-bending arguments in Lockheed’s motion for summary judgment in the case, according...
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Case Information

Case Title

Nyle J. Hooper et al v. Lockheed Martin Corporation

Case Number



California Central

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Beverly Reid O'Conne

Date Filed

January 29, 2008

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